BIG.NINE 300

BIG.NINE 300

 

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  • frame BIG.NINE TFS
    frame size S, M, L, XL, XXL
    color SILK ANTHRACITE (GREEN/BLACK)
    • Air
    • 100mm suspension travel
    • Lockout
    brakes Shimano MT-200
    brake lever Shimano MT-200
    headset MERIDA M2345
    • 720mm width
    • 10mm rise
    • 31.8mm diameter
    • 6° stem angle
    grip MERIDA Comp EC
    derailleur (f) Shimano Deore
    derailleur (r) Shimano XT Shadow
    shifters Shimano Deore
    • 30.9mm diameter
    • 0mm setback
    seat clamp MERIDA Comp QR
    saddle MERIDA Comp CC
    • VPE-891
    chain KMC X10
    • 11-36 teeth
    • 10 speed
    bottom bracket FSA TH-7420ST Cartridge Bearing
    • 100x9mm width front hub
    • 32 spoke holes
    • Centerlock
    • 135x9mm width rear hub
    • 32 spoke holes
    • Centerlock
    • 20mm inner width
    • 29x2.2"
    • folding
    • 29x2.2"
    • folding
    spokes Black stainless

    weighed at frame size M (w/o pedals)

    Bike Frame Geometry Image
    Frame Size S M L XL XXL
    Tyre Sizes 29" 29" 29" 29" 29"
    ST seat tube [mm] 370 430 470 510 560
    TT top tube [mm] 570 590 610 630 650
    CS chain stay length [mm] 440 440 440 440 440
    HTA head tube angle [°] 70 70 70 70 70
    STA seat tube angle [°] 73 73 73 73 73
    BD bottom bracked drop [mm] 60 60 60 60 60
    HT head tube [mm] 100 115 130 145 160
    FL fork length [mm] 506 506 506 506 506
    R reach [mm] 382 398 414 429 445
    S stack [mm] 614 628 642 656 670
    WB wheel base [mm] 1069 1090 1110 1131 1152
    SH stand over height [mm] 679 727 763 800 843
    Body Height Cm < 173 167 - 183 177 - 190 187 - 196 > 192

    To reduce production and delivery times, we are sometimes forced to make last-minute specification changes. Please be aware that those changes might not be reflected on these product pages and images.

    HIGHLIGHTS

    6061 double butted and technoformed aluminium frame with more relaxed geometry. Comes equipped with class leading, premium technologies such as smooth welding, tapered head tube, inboard disc mounts, internal cable routing as well as F, C and K-mounts. 

    Dependent on frame size we offer 650B or 29er versions on our TFS and SPEED frame level. The requirements of smaller riders (reduced standover height, preferred lower cockpit) are best met by 650B on S and M frame sizes whilst at the other side of the spectrum, L and XL only come with 29er wheels. Size M is available in either 650B or 29er. 

    Following in the footsteps of the TFS frame which was introduced in 2018, the SPEED frame is now in line to get a makeover for 2019. The introduction of slim tube shapes creates a new look and a more relaxed geometry, through a shorter top tube and a higher head tube, resulting in a more upright riding position and enhanced trail visibility. The new frame also comes with IS brake mounts that are positioned within the rear triangle as well as with kickstand and fender mounts.

    All models down to the BIG.NINE LITE frame level feature a 30.9 mm seat post, the enhanced connection area increases the strength around the top tube/seat tube join and allows the option of fitting a dropper seat post. Models down to BIG.NINE LIMITED allow internal cable routing for the dropper post while the remaining models would require external routing.

    Our classic hardtails are not just a much-loved trail companion but the international cycling press also value our design and engineering work. De Telegraaf in the Netherlands made the BIG.NINE XT-EDITION their test winner and polish bike magazine bikeBoard rewarded the BIG.NINE 500 with their over-all test winning credentials as well as with the ‘lightest’ and ‘value for money’ accolades.

    Cables, housings and brake hoses are clamped under tension to prevent rattling when the trail gets rough. All inlets are completely interchangeable to deal with Di2, hydraulic hoses, brake cable and gear cable housings etc.

    Our carbon and LITE aluminium models feature a long 422 mm reach, steep 73.5° seat angle, slack 70° head angle and an 80 mm stem (BIG.NINE – M), affording the BIG.NINE next-generation XC geometry. Aggressive agility meets stable calmness; perfect for today’s demanding courses.

    Technologies

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    X-TAPER HEADTUBE

    Steering precision is vital to safe and confident handling, and the X-TAPER HEADTUBE allows us to significantly boost this precision. A larger headset diameter at the bottom paired with a smaller one at the top helps to deal with the strains modern riding and equipment can put on the headtube, all without adding unnecessary weight. It allows tapered forks to be fitted with ease and delivers precise and confidence-inspiring steering.

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    SMOOTH WELDING

    This is a process we use to give a nice flat finish to our welds instead of the scaled, 'stack of coins' effect TIG welded joints often have. The welder uses the welding torch to go over the joint twice, helping to smooth out the filler material. It takes a lot of skill to do this, but it delivers strong and smart-looking frames that have the appearance of a carbon fibre frame at first look.

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    INTERNAL CABLE ROUTING

    On the majority of our frames, we run the gear and brake cables and hoses through the frame. The cables enter and exit the frame through smooth sockets, or we use one of our other systems like SMART ENTRY or WIRE PORT to be routed through. Running the cables inside the frame protects them from the elements, gives a clean and neat look and can offer aerodynamic advantages.

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    DOWN TUBE EXIT

    DOWN TUBE EXIT is a feature seen on some of our frames with internally routed cables. By slightly overlapping the downtube where it connects to the bottom bracket, it leaves a small space that allows cables to exit easily. This means they are easily accessible for routine maintenance or replacement, but it prevents excessive movement and noise that can cause wear and distraction.

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    RACELITE 61 ALUMINIUM

    We use a minimum of 6061 grade aluminium on all our bikes. It’s particularly well suited to being shaped with our hydroforming and technoforming processes, which allow us to vary the wall thickness to create double-butted tubing and complex frame shapes. It’s also an alloy that welds easily, and once it has been carefully heat treated to maximise strength, it means we can create strong and lightweight bicycle frames for you to enjoy.

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    TFS - TECHNO FORMING SYSTEM

    Manipulating the tube shape and thickness greatly impacts the appearance, weight and functionality of our aluminium frames. One technology that allows us to do that is TECHNO FORMING, where plain aluminium tubes get mechanically formed by using an external form and an internal metal core. The result, beautifully shaped tubes with varying wall thickness, ready to be used to create our technoformed aluminium frames.

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    F-MOUNT

    Being able to turn your bike into an all-weather commuter that has mudguards and other fittings can be a real plus, in particular when riding on wet and perhaps muddy roads and tracks on a regular basis. To make fitting easy, some of our bikes are F-MOUNT equipped. These integrated fittings mounts make adding mudguards fast and simple. Please note that some bikes require model-specific mudguards.

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    K-MOUNT

    When using your bike in an urban environment, where you might not always have the option to use a specific bike stand, a kickstand is an ideal solution to park your bike safely. Some of our bikes come with a neatly integrated K-MOUNT, which makes fitting a MERIDA kickstand (or any commercial kickstand) easy. And if you don’t want to have a kickstand and prefer the clean appearance of your frame, the K-MOUNT is neatly tucked away underneath your chainstay, difficult to spot if you don’t know it is there.

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    C-MOUNT

    Similar to our F-MOUNT, where various fixing points for mudguards are part of the frame offering, the C-MOUNT equipped bikes have the fixing points for a rear rack already integrated, making fitting fast, simple and reliable. The C-MOUNTS are an additional feature that improves the day-to-day versatility by adding loading capacity to your bike, ideal for commuting and shopping trips. Please note that some bikes require model-specific rear racks.